Best Bets April 24 – May 5

Best Bets April 24 – May 5

EAST The Only One, Fri., Apr. 25, 7-8 pm. Learn about African-American Iowans who were the only people of color on their teams, staffs, or boards. African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave., SE, Cedar Rapids. Find it on FB or go to blackiowa.org. Tails and Ales...
Crystal healing therapy, in person

Crystal healing therapy, in person

If you’re looking to “let go” or have a feeling of meditative serenity, the crystal healing bed I experienced this month is not the way to go. Cheryl Weatherford     But if you’re seeking to bridge gaps of mind, body and soul, I strongly recommend the...
Slam poetry: spoken word under pressure

Slam poetry: spoken word under pressure

At the risk of coming across as that obnoxious English lit instructor, or a dinner party show-off, or your annoying know-it-all friend, I’m writing this month about the difference between spoken word and slam poetry. Caleb Rainey     Spoken word is an art...
The many sides of furries

The many sides of furries

Remember the 2016 Disney movie “Zootopia”?  Those cute anthropomorphic characters captured our hearts and taught us valuable lessons of tolerance and determination. Abby Schwartz     For many, this was also an introduction to Furries.    ...
Sports league seeks support

Sports league seeks support

    A sand volleyball tournament July 14, and a joint softball tournament with the Des Moines LGBTQ league in August, are the latest ventures for the Eastern Iowa Lambda Softball Association.    League founder Jose Maldonado is seeking at least 10...